13 November 2011

Karo Tahun 1920 dalam Majalah National Geograpic (bagian 3)


A Sumatran family stands outside their large communal house.
Location:              Kampong Kinalang, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
Perhatikan atap jerami tertambat, membangkitkan ingatan vila-vila batu di Swiss. Banyak rumah di desa-desa Sumatera berkarakter komunal, tiga atau empat keluarga yang tinggal di tempat tinggal yang sama. Di tempat-tempat di mana penduduk asli telah melakukan kontak dengan Belanda, interior rumah mereka tanpa peralatan modren, seperti tempat tidur, bantal, dan kanopi. Namun rumah-rumah ini lebih nyaman dibandingkan dengan setiap orang lain di Hindia Belanda.


Note the means by wich the thatched roof is anchored, awakening recollections of the stone-weighted chalets of Switzerland. many of the houses in Sumatran villages are communal in character, three or four families living in the same dwelling. In places where the natives have come in contact with the Dutch, the interiors of their homes are not without modren conveniences, such as beds, pillows, and canopies. These houses are more comfortable than those of any other people in the Ducth East Indies.

Native houses in Sumatra stand on stilts.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock
 All of the native houses of Sumatra (KARO) are perched on stilts, usually about six feet high.

This practice in home building suggest to some students of ethnology the thought that sumatrans were originally a maritime  and water loving people, who built their houses on posts in the water. They gradually migrated inland, first up rivers and streams, and finally into the interior.

A view of a communal houses in a Sumatran village.
Location:              Karo-Batak, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Boys watch the grain fields and trigger a device when birds appear.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

A woman pounds grain with native Sumatran tools.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

A Sumatran man carries two pigs he recently purchased at the market.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Two Sumatran women walk with their children strapped to their backs.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Sumatran women sell fruits at the market.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

A car parks in the Sumatran jungle to observe the vegetation.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Women exchange goods at a Sumatran market.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

Women buy and sell goods at a Sumatran market.
Location:              Sumatra, Indonesia.
Photographer:  MELVIN A. HALL/National Geographic Stock

1 comment:

  1. Mejuah-juah!
    Kalau dilihat photo-photo diatas, sepertinya menunjukkan aktifitas cukup sibuk di zamannya dan ini sebagai pertanda dan bukti bahwa daerah Karo itu telah maju di zaman itu.

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